AB Source 2- MP #1

24 Mar

Eppes High School Graduates. [Photograph]. (1960). Retrieved March 4, 2011 from URL (http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/582).

This source is from the Joyner Library digital collections. The photograph was originally retrieved from the Daily Reflector newspaper. The date from the negative photograph was May 31, 1960. This source stood out to be because it shows that black and white schools in Pitt County are still segregated. This is very shocking considering that the landmark case of  Brown v. Board occurred in 1954. In the photograph it appears that the quality of education for black schools has increased however, this is not true. The photograph shows the steps and doors of CM Eppes Black high school. This school can give thanks to their greater wealth than other schools to Mr. CM Eppes himself. He worked to better the education of black students. This is also a good image source to compare with other images from both black and white schools to show differences.


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